NLAPW Branch Out Through Visual Arts

Combing symbols of the Centennial Cherry Blossom Festival with visual arts, National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) host array of art events.

Washington, DC, March 20, 2012 --( Well-known for their nation-wide creative arts activities, the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) challenge those who participate in the centennial Cherry Blossom Festival to "branch out" – attend events such as their open to the public sessions, arts luncheon featuring speaker Cheryl McClenney-Brooker, Philadelphia Museum of Art ~ Director of External Affairs or fabric collage workshop host by Lauren Kingsland. In addition to events held April 19th - 21st at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington DC, the League also sponsors a juried and judged works of NLAPW Art members exhibit at the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, April 20 – June 1, 2012.

NLAPW Branch Out Through Visual Arts
Sponsored for professional visual arts members including architects, cartoonists, craftswomen, designers, graphic artists, illustrators, painters, photographers and sculptors, conference events are designed to showcase the works of its nation-wide membership as well as enable participation in a juried exhibit event which provides the opportunity for professionals and novices alike to network. Those interested in additional opportunities, visit option art competitions.

Branching Out – 2012 Biennial Convention
Featuring poet laureate poetry readings, music concerts, a national juried art exhibit, awards presentations, tour of the Pen Arts building, and creative arts workshops such as Making of the Documentary on the Peace Tapestry, the convention is open to the public. Students, novices and professionals explore niche arts while celebrating a centennial event. Visit the Library of Congress, experience breath-taking views of DC’s cherry blossoms while cruising on the Potomac or explore a juried art exhibit at the Charles Sumner museum. For details of registration, visit web site option, Biennial Convention -

National League of American Pen Women
Founded in 1897, the NLAPW is a recipient of the Literary Hall of Fame Award in recognition for their contribution to the cultural life of the United States and the George Washington Honor Medal sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for their collaborative effort to promote an understanding and appreciation of America’s rich heritage and unique freedoms. Consisting of more than 100 branches located throughout the United States, membership is comprised of three comprehensive classifications: Letters, Art, and Music. For details, visit web site or contact the national headquarters by email at, by phone at 202-785-1997, or by mail at NLAPW, 1300 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-1973. Or, follow League activities through face-book group National League of American Pen Women or Twitter ID NLAPW or link to "YouTube" NLAPW,

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Side-bar: NLAPW Biennial Convention, April 19th - 21st, L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington DC, admission fees vary depending on event - visual arts luncheon Friday April 20, 2012 12:00 pm, fabric collage workshop Saturday April 21, 2012 2-4pm, visual arts exhibit at Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, April 20 – June 1, 2012. For details, visit or call 202-785-1997.
National League of American Pen Women
Sylvia Hoehns Wright